Denwick War Memorial

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Denwick War Memorial was unveiled on 14 November 1920 by the Duke of Northumberland, and dedicated by Canon Mangin, Vicar of Alnwick, in memory of the 16 local servicemen who had died during the First World War. The stone, from a local quarry, was donated by Messrs Green and Son and the remaining costs were defrayed by public subscription; the memorial was designed by Mr M Temple Wilson and made by Mr JE Watson, both of Alnwick.

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The memorial stands on the wall opposite Denwick Hamlet Church and 21 and 23 Denwick Village (Grade II), to the south side of the junction of the B1340 and the lane that skirts the north-eastern side of Alnwick Castle’s Grade I-registered park. It comprises at c2m tall wheel-head cross in Denwick freestone, rising from a small, tapering pedestal, square on plan. That stands on the coping, raised in two stages, of a panel in the centre of a retaining wall. A small stone vase stands in front of the pedestal.

Below the cross, a stone plaque let into the wall bears the principal dedicatory inscription TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF/ THOSE FROM THE PARISH OF DENWICK/ WHO SERVED THEIR KING AND COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 – 1918/ AND OF WHOM/ THE FOLLOWING LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES/ (16 NAMES)/ DULCE ET DECORUM EST PRO PATRIA MORI

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IWM War memorials register (Denwick)

IWM War memorials register (Denwick)

Historic England listing: Denwick War MemorialHistoric England listing: Denwick War Memorial
Keys to the past: Denwick War MemorialKeys to the past: Denwick War Memorial

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